Peggy Lee records ‘Is That All There Is?’ a studio album arranged by Randy Newman (1969)

Peggy Lee's 'Is That All There Is?' is a studio album featuring arrangements by Randy Newman, recorded on June 8, 1967 & Oct 15, 1969 and released the same year by Capitol.1 . Is That All There Is? 2 . Is That All There Is? (1969) 3 . I'm a Woman, W.O.M.A.N Track Listing : 1.Is That All There Is? (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 04:20 . 2.Love Story (Randy Newman) - 03:27 . 3.Me And My Shadow…

Peggy Lee records the first songs of her debut album : ‘Black Coffee’ (1956)

Peggy Lee's 'Black Coffee' is her first album recorded between April 30, 1953 & April 3, 1956 and released in 1956 by Decca. Track Listing : 1.Black Coffee (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) - 03:05 . 2.I'Ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter) - 02:28 . 3.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 02:44 . 4.My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Cole Porter) - 02:09 . 5.A Woman Alone With The Blues…

Peggy Lee records ‘Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee,’ a live album for Capitol (1961)

'Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee' is a live album arranged by Jack Marshall, recorded on February 9 & March 8, 1961 and released the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Day In, Day Out (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) - 01:44 . 2.Moments Like This (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) - 02:59 . 3.Fever (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) - 02:54 . 4.The Second Time Around (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy…

We remember Peggy Lee. ‘Feverish’

This day (January 21, 2002), in Los Angeles, California, died Norma Deloris Egstrom a.k.a. Peggy Lee, an American jazz and popular music singer.Tracklist : Is That All There Is? (1969) . Peggy Lee And Toots Thielemans - Makin'Whoopee . w/ Petula Clark - Wedding Bell Blues . Why Don'T You Do Right . Manana (1950) . w/ Andy Williams - St Louis Blues . Fever . Big Spender . Tracklist : Fever .…

Peggy Lee records ‘Miss Wonderful,’ an album arranged and conducted by Sy Oliver (1956)

Peggy Lee's 'Miss Wonderful' is an album (arranged & conducted by Sy Oliver) recorded on January 6, June 8, 1956 and released in 1959 by Decca Records.Track Listing : 1.Mister Wonderful (George Weiss, Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener) - 03:18 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 02:57 . 3.Where Flamingos Fly (El Thea, Harold Courlander, John Benson Brooks) -…

Judy and Peggy sing together (1963)

November 8, 1963 - they tape "The Judy Garland Show, Episode #13" - to be aired December 1st - with as guests: Peggy Lee, Jack Carter and Carl Reiner at the CBS studios in Burbank, California

Diana Krall’s Godmothers

Julie London, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Ketty Lester, Doris Day, Anita O'Day, Astrud Gilberto, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield

This week In Singing Ladies 23/52

Annie Lennox, Whitney Houston, Karen Carpenter, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Alicia Keys, Brandy, Peggy Lee, Joss Stone, Diana Krall, Heart, Imelda May<

Diana Krall starts the recording of her second album : ‘Only Trust Your Heart’ (1994)

Diana Krall's 'Only Trust Your Heart' is her second album recorded between September 13 and 16, 1994 and released on February 14, 1995 by GRP.1 . I've Got The World On A String 2 . Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (8/15/1998, Newport Jazz Festival) 3 . I Love Being Here With You (Rio) ) 4 . I Love Being Here With You (Paris) Track listing : 1.Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Bill Austin,…

Impulse publish Diana Krall’s fourth album : ‘Love Scenes’ produced by Tommy LiPuma (1997)

Diana Krall's 'Love Scenes' is her fourth album produced by Tommy LiPuma and released on August 26, 1997 by Impulse!.1 . All Or Nothing At All 2 . All Or Nothing At Al 3 . Peel Me A Grape (on "Jazz 606" BBBC 2, 1.4.1998) 4 . I Don't Know Enough About You (2009, Live) 5 . I Don't Know Enough About You (Australia) 6 . I Miss You So 7 . They Can't Take That Away From Me (w/ Russell Malone, Paul…

We remember Toots Thielemans. ‘Toots, 94, Une (dernière) Fois’

This day (August 22, 2016), in Brussels, Belgium, died Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans a.k.a Toots Thielemans, a Belgian jazz musician well known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Kenny Werner - Days Of Wine And Roses (2012) 2 . Rosa Turbinata (2011)…

We remember Benny Goodman. ‘Such A Goodman’

This day (June 13, 1986), in New York City, died Benjamin David Goodman a.k.a Benny Goodman, an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader.Tracklist : 1 . Blue Room (1985) 2 . Sweet Lorraine / Limehouse Blues (1982) 3 . Body And Soul (1980) 4 . w/ George Benson - Salute to John Hammond (1975) 5 . In Musikhalle Hamburg Germany (1973) 6 . Moonglow (1972) 7 . w/ Jack Duffy &…

Tony Bennett releases ‘If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set,’ an album arranged by Don Costa (1965)

Tony Bennett's 'If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set' is a studio album arranged by Don Costa and released on April 19, 1965 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Samba Do Avião (Song Of The Jet) (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) - 03:34 . 2.Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard) - 04:00 . 3.How Insensitive (Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 04:23 . 4.If I Ruled The World…

This month In ’60s Throwback’ 02/12

The Who, The Beatles, Bill Haley, His Comets, The Byrds, Dionne Warwick, The Rolling Stones, Peggy Lee, Jefferson Airplane, Beach Boys, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Sam Cooke, Chubby Checker They are the " '60s Throwback' " performers selected among the 1180 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . The Who . My Generation Lifted from…

We remember George Shearing. ‘The Lullaby of Shearing Land’

This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist.Tracklist : w/ Peggy Lee - Lullaby Of Birdland . w/ Mel Torme - Medley At Newport . At The Boston Pops . I'Ll Be Around . Move . w/ Pat Boone - Two Well Knowns In Paradise . Tracklist : Guilty . Lullaby Of Birdland . September In The Rain . Pick Yourself Up . Conception . I'll…

Happy Birthday Roberta Flack. ‘Sophisticated Lady’

This day (February 10, 1939), in Black Mountain, North Carolina,, is born Roberta Flack an American singer, songwriter and musician.Tracklist : Feel Like Making Love . w/ The Fugees - Killing Me Softly (1996) . Imagine . Back Together Again . w/ Peabo Bryson - Tonight I Celebrate My Love . Killing Me Softly With His Song (1988) . w/ Sadao Watanabe - Here'S To Love . Donny Hathaway &…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella in Japan: ‘S Wonderful’ a live album for Verve (1964)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella in Japan:'s Wonderful' is a live album recorded on January 19 and 22, 1964 at Hibiya Public Hall and Hotel Okura in Tokyo, Japan and released in 2011 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin) - 03:47 . 2.Deep Purple (Peter Derose, Mitchell Parish) - 03:59 . 3.Too Close For Comfort (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George Weiss) - 02:20 . 4.I Love Being Here…

This week In Singing Ladies 01/52

Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Céline Dion, Peggy Lee, Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Björk, Joni Mitchell, Beth Gibbons, Eva Cassidy, Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde They are the 12 Singing Ladies selected among the 185 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Nina Simone . My Father Lifted from : Nina Simone records 'Baltimore,' an album for CTI…

Ella Fitzgerald finishes the recording of ‘Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson’ with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra (1961)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson' is a studio album recorded on January 5, 1959–December 27, 1961 with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and released in 1962 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) - 03:00 . 2.Don'T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 03:47 . 3.Love Me Or Leave Me (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 02:49 . 4.I…

Nat King Cole records ‘Love Is the Thing,’ his first collaboration with Gordon Jenkins (1956)

Nat King Cole's 'Love Is the Thing' is an album recorded on December 19 & 28, 1956, his first of four collaborations with arranger Gordon Jenkins and released in April 1957 By Capitol.Track Listing : 1.When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) - 03:10 . 2.Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) - 03:15 . 3.Stay As Sweet As You Are (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) - 02:59 . 4.Where Can…

Diana Krall starts the recording of her first live album : ‘Live in Paris’ (2001)

Diana Krall's 'Live in Paris' is her first live album recorded on November 29 & December 2, 2001 at Theatre de L'Olympia in Paris and released on October 1, 2002 By Verve.1 . I Love Being Here With You (Paris) 2 . Let's Fall In Love. 3 . Deed I Do 4 . Look Of Love (Paris) 5 . Devil May Care 6 . Maybe You'll Be There 7 . It's Wonderfull (Paris) Track Listing : 1.I Love Being Here With You…

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong's exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist.Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and so…

Jazzed Christmas

From 'Al I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)' to 'Christmas Blues' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas'. It has Billy Eckstine, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and many more.

Her Wish List

From 'Thats What I Want For Christmas' to 'Give Me That Slow Knowing Smile' , we have mixed 17 'Ladies Song' tunes around the theme of 'Her Christmas List'. It has Randy Crawford, Barb Jungr, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Miss Platnum and many more.

Jazzin’Around Pork Pie Hat

Starting and ending with Charles Mingus's composition 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Charles Mingus'. It has Charlie Haden, Count Basie, Charlie Haden, Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong and many more.

Jazzin’Around The Nearness of You

Starting and ending with Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington's composition 'The nearness of you', we have mixed 18 'Old Fashion and Mellow Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington'. It has Vanya Borges, Mary Stallings, Peggy Lee, Archie Shepp and many more.

I Wish I Could But I Can’t

From 'I Can't Stay Mad At You' to 'I Can't Get Started' , we have mixed 17 'Jazz, Soul, Blues,…' tunes around the theme of 'Things You Can't Do'. It has Skeeter Davis, Shirley Bassey, Jerry Lee Lewis, Connie McLean's Rythm Boys and many more.

I Can’t Get Started (and Other Phony Excuses)

From 'I Can't Get Started' to 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz and Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Excuses'. It has Eddie Hinton, Rickie Lee Jones, Sekouba Bambino, Johnny Hodges and many more.

Rainbow (And The Colors Of)

From 'Over The Rainbow' to 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows' , we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Rainbow And Colors'. It has Anna Nygren, Keith Jarrett, Joe Sample, Frank Sinatra and many more.

Jazzin the Samba

From 'Samba De Minha Terra' to 'Samba de Una Nota So (One Note Samba)' , we have mixed 18 'Jazzified Samba' tunes around the theme of 'Real Jazzmen Doing Brazilian Music'. It has Quincy Jones , Pat Metheny , Stan Getz , Eddy Harris and many more.

Wintertime (1)

From 'Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow' to 'Winter Weather' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Winter (Cold Side)'. It has George Benson, Pauline London, Stan Getz, Wayne Newton and many more.

Hey Jude

Starting and ending with 'Hey Jude' made famous by The Beatles, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Chuck Berry, John Holt, Baba Yaga, Surfaris and many more.